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Forecast from Meteorologist John Wheeler
Viking woman dies in head-on crash near Thief River Falls
MnDOT reminds public to get mailboxes winter ready
Green, Sobieski at forum Oct. 2 in Park Rapids
Florida man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide
Perham head football coach resigns mid-season
Bemidji, Crookston sweep Laker tennis team
No. 4 Lakers host upset-minded Prowlers Friday night
Tennis: Lakers fifth at Mid-State tourney
Lakers fourth at Panther swimming invitational
The Lost Italian: Now’s the time to give Brussels sprouts a try
M State campuses to host free fall career exploration workshops
Touchdowns & Tailgate at Mollberg Field today
Social Security: About half of SSA applications online
Bennett Joseph Witzke
Friends & Neighbors
WDAZ wins Emmy for team coverage in GF
Minnesota jobs up 6,100
MN gas prices down this week, this year
DL chiropractors pursuing new ventures
Minnesota gas prices at Sept. standstill
Coming up this weekend in the lakes area
Art Leap in Park Rapids Sept. 27-28
Fire & Ice Fundraiser set for Sept. 27
Alley Fair is set Sept. 20 in downtown Fargo
The Beach Boys coming to Bemidji’s Sanford Center
Franklin Jackson Jr.
Palestine vs. Israel: Options to replace jihad terrorism
Cracking down on Caller ID fraud
Lynn Hummel: Welcome to Camp Uzi, little girls!
Rep. Peterson: NRCC TV ad is misleading
Letter: Clean Water proposal aims to help farmers
Fall Color Tour is set for Oct. 2; will visit Detroit Mountain
Brad Laabs: As weather goes, so goes September fishing
Blane Klemek: Kingfisher, osprey, pelican; To be a bird for a day
DNR land sale in October
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
January 7, 2013
Fan expectations high for the Bison football team next season
Still nursing another national championship hangover, many North Dakota State football fans left Frisco, Texas, Sunday with this good-bye message:...
January 7, 2013 - 8:53am
October 12, 2012
Birds and other animals are natural masters of disguise
To be seen or not to be seen -- that is the solution, not the question. With creatures great and small the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than just protection from the elements. To be certain, few animals could survive for long without protective...
October 12, 2012 - 9:09pm
It's all about politics -- equal time for Remington target thrower
With the presidential debates currently taking place and the necessity that Democrats and Republicans receive equal time, I felt it proper to discuss this week the Remington target thrower. Recall last time we had dialogue on the Winchester thrower. These two sporting companies are...
October 12, 2012 - 9:08pm
It's dry out there! Low lake water level isn't just a local problem
I know I have not been alone in dealing with the frustrations of low water and poor public access conditions. I thought last year was bad, this year is worse, and I believe it is as bad as I can remember since fishing area waters for more than 30 years. I know I was also not alone...
October 12, 2012 - 9:06pm
A ceramic cemetery in the swamp
After seven years in the same house, the longest I have abided in one abode in my adult life, the urge to clean out the corners hit last week. If you don't move for a while, things start to accumulate. Things like trinkets. Doo-dads. Gadgets. Cords. Books. Boxes. And ceramics. Ceramics...
October 12, 2012 - 8:59pm
MARILYN HAGERTY: Teaching Tony and Anderson to play bridge
Dear Shirley, I'm just back from another whirlwind trip to New York City. I was invited back to the Anderson Cooper show. And I had coffee with...
April 12, 2012 - 8:31am
November 15, 2008
RJ Dupre Column: You don't know what you've got until it's gone
Very often, we do not realize how we miss things until they are taken away from us and we can't have them. This concept came to my attention last week. I went to the hospital to have a colonoscopy done. It's a procedure necessary when you reach a certain age, which is part of preventive...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Hummel Column: Trust one another
I went to my grocery store Saturday afternoon, pulled up to the salt bags sitting outside and loaded eight bags into the back of my car. Then I went inside and told the cashier, a young lady I didn't know and who didn't know me, I had just loaded eight bags of salt pellets, the ones...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
July 3, 2008
Concord -- a hotbed of history and literature
Concord, Mass., 15 miles to the east of Boston, is a hotbed of American history and literature. Ralph Waldo Emerson lived there, as did Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau. The Revolutionary War, at least if you believe the people of Concord, started...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Jumping into the unknown world of running
Sloth -- one of the seven deadly sins man practices daily. It's one that I've been practicing since my high school years, avoiding voluntarily exercise routinely. I've covered numerous cross country and long-distance track events, and although there was an admiration for the...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 31, 2008
Kitzmann column: Not so speedy speedboat quickly becomes lawn ornament rather than entertainment
One fine day last week, after arriving home from a week at my grandparents' house, I, after looking out at the lake to enjoy the scenery, noticed that our boat had been put on the boatlift. Funny thing is, our boat, a 70 horsepower red speedboat, hadn't been working properly for...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Damlo column: Fattening insurers: Health care needs to change
I was recently curious about something -- who and what really makes the most money in this country? I was appalled and slightly sickened to discover that it was not the oil companies as I had presumed, but it was in fact the insurance companies that make the most money. I thought...
May 31, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Chris Damlo column: Reality of what lies ahead finally sinks in
As I sit and stare at the serenity of the sky, the scary reality finally hits me. I am going to graduate this year. It seems so implausibly surreal, my whole life will shortly begin after the moment I am presented with my diploma. Now that I have some time, I have been looking...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 3, 2008
Hummel column: Why I'm keeping my shirt on
Do this right now: pull up your shirt at the waist and take a look at your belly. Rub your hand across it. Does it feel hard and look rippled like a washboard? If you don't know what a washboard is you can probably find one at a flea market or a museum with a display of old home devices...
May 3, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Kitzmann column: Author sheds light on dying saying goodbye
With spring here (theoretically anyway) schoolwork has been getting rather tiresome, so when my mother asked me last Tuesday if I would be interested in witnessing a forensic pathologist, Dr. Janis Amatuzio, talk about her profession, I happily said yes. It was only after I agreed...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am